Events, Meetings & Announcements


Movies in the Park: CREED

July 29 - Grove Park - 8:45pm

The City of Atlanta is presenting Free Movies in the Park that include free popcorn! All movies start at dusk (8:45pm). Join us Friday, July 29th in Grove Park (730 Francis Place NW, Atlanta, GA 30318) for CREED.

Movies in the Park: Star Wars

July 30 - Peachtree Hills Park - 8:45pm

The City of Atlanta is presenting Free Movies in the Park that include free popcorn! All movies start at dusk (8:45pm). Join us at Peachtree Hills Park (308 Peachtree Hills Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305) on Saturday, July 30th for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Movies in the Park: Pixels

Aug. 5 - Historic Fourth Ward Park - 8:45pm

The City of Atlanta is presenting Free Movies in the Park that include free popcorn! All movies start at dusk (8:45pm). Join us at Historic Fourth Ward Park (664 Angier Ave/North Ave, Atlanta, GA 30309) on Friday, August 5th for Pixels.

Movies in the Park: Jurassic World

Aug. 6 - Pittman Park - 8:45pm

The City of Atlanta is presenting Free Movies in the Park that include free popcorn! All movies start at dusk (8:45pm). Join us Saturday, August 6th in Pittman Park (950 Garibaldi St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310) for Jurassic World.

Candler Park Movie Night: The Great & Powerful

August 6 - Candler Park - Dusk

Join the Friends of Candler Park for a FREE movie night in the park! Join us in Candler Park in front of the pool house at dusk on Saturday, August 6 to watch "The Great & Powerful." Blankets and picnics encouraged, though food options are available for sale. For more information, visit the Friends of Candler Park website.

Police in the Park

August 7 - Grant Park Farmers Market - 5pm

The Atlanta Police Department, in partnership wth the Atlanta Police Foundation and the Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting "Police in the Park," August 7th, from 5pm-8pm. Citizens are encouraged to attend and meet local Atlanta police officers at Grant Park Farmers Market (600 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30308), learn about free crime prevention programs, ask questions, and have fun all at the same time! The event will include free kids activities, bike safety training, and giveaways including a children's bike and helmet.

Park Meeting (formerly PARC)

Aug. 10 - Lindsay St. Park - 7:30 am

On the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a different park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and park systems. Join us at our next Park Meeting on Wednesday, August 10th at Lindsay Street Park (534 Oliver Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30314) from 7:30-9am.

Park Pride's Grant Workshop

Aug. 13 - Central Park Rec. Center - 10am

Submitting an application for the next round of Park Pride Community Building and Legacy Grants? This Grant Workshop is a required part of the application process for registered Friends of the Park groups who have never received a Park Pride grant! Attendance, however, is highly encouraged for all Friends of the Park groups. There is no cost to attend the workshop. Register today: http://bit.ly/grantwksp16

Candler Park Movie Night: Big Hero 6 - RO Credit

August 20 - Candler Park - Dusk

Join the Friends of Candler Park for a FREE movie night in the park! Join us in Candler Park in front of the pool house at dusk on Saturday, August 20 to watch "Big Hero 6 - RO Credit." Blankets and picnics encouraged, though food options are available for sale. For more information, visit the Friends of Candler Park website.

Emerald Cooridor's Creekside Event

Aug. 21 - Proctor Creek - 4 pm

CREEKSIDE is a community celebration: an opportunity for the whole family to discover Proctor Creek's ecology, wildlife, and bright future as a fun place to gather, learn and play. Join the Emerald Cooridor Foundation at 692 Gary Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 from 4-7 P.M. For more information and to register, visit the Emerald Cooridor website.

Peachtree Creek Clean Up Day

August 22 - Peachtree Creek - 9am

Help Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper in their ongoing efforts to clean up Peachtree Creek. Join them for a day of service to pull trash and debris from the creek and its banks. This event will take place Monday, August 22, 2016, from 9am-noon at Peachtree Creek. Send your RSVP to info@atlantamemorialpark.org.

Police in the Park

August 27 - Washington Park - 5pm

The Atlanta Police Department, in partnership wth the Atlanta Police Foundation and the Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting "Police in the Park," August 27th, from 5pm-8pm. Citizens are encouraged to attend and meet local Atlanta police officers at Washington Park (102 Ollie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30314), learn about free crime prevention programs, ask questions, and have fun all at the same time! The event will include free kids activities, bike safety training, and giveaways including a children's bike and helmet.

Love Local: A Soil Festival to Grow Healthier Communities

Aug. 27 - Truly LIving Well - 2pm

Join the Food Well Alliance at "Love Local: A Soil Festival to Grow Healthier Communities" on August 27 as we unite around community and backyard gardeners to support their role in shaping healthier communities in Metro Atlanta. Meet fellow gardeners, take a composting workshop, get your soil tested and qualify for organic compost for your community garden! For more information and to register, visit the Food Well Alliance website.

Public Meeting for Memorial Drive Greenway

August 30 - Trees Atlanta - 6:30 PM

Park Pride and the Steering Committee for the Memorial Drive Greenway invite you to participate, dream, share your thoughts, and help develop concepts for this linear park along Memorial Drive. Your opinion is critical to the success of this park! If you live in the area, or if you are simply interested in the future of our parks and greenspace, we invite you to attend the first public meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center (225 Chester Avenue SE 30316).

Park Meeting (formerly PARC)

Sept. 14 - Chastain Park - 7:30am

On the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a different park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues, and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. Join us at our next Park Meeting on Wednesday, September 14th from 7:30-9am in the pavilion next to Chastain Park's new playground (135 West Wieuca Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327).

Mini Park Takeover

September 16 - Lenox Square Parking Lot

Livable Buckhead is staging a "takeover" of the Lenox Square parking lot and the nonprofit organization is asking the public to help! On Friday, September 16th, parking spaces in the Lenox Square parking lot along Peachtree Rd. will be transformed into mini parks as part of PARK(ing) Day. Money raised from registration fees will benefit PATH 400, parks and greenspaces. For more information and to see registration fees, visit the Livable Buckhead website.

Candler Park Movie Night: McFarland USA

Sept. 17 - Candler Park - Dusk

Join the Friends of Candler Park for a FREE movie night in the park! Join us in Candler Park in front of the pool house at dusk on Saturday, Spetember 17 to watch "McFarland USA." Blankets and picnics encouraged, though food options are available for sale. For more information, visit the Friends of Candler Park website.

Park Pride's Play Day at Collier Heights Park

Sept. 24 - Collier Heights Park - 10am

Park Pride's Play Day is a FREE, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun as we celebrate the "Year of Play!"! Join the Park Pride and Atlanta ContactPoint at Collier Heights Park on September 24 from 10am - 2pm to play and connect with your community! This is a free event, but please let us know if you're coming by registering!

Atlanta Streets Alive!

Sept. 25 - Eastside - 2pm

Atlanta Streets Alive opens streets for people by temporarily closing them to cars to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. Bring your bike or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a more livable way. Streets Alive on Sunday, September 25 will run from 2-6pm,and connect four Atlanta eastside neighborhoods including Virginia Highlands, Atkins Park, Little Five Points, and Poncey-Highlands. For more information, visit the Atlanta Streets Alive website.

Park Pride Community Building & Legacy Grant Applications Due

Sept. 30 - Online - 5pm

Are you applying for a Park Pride Community Building or Legacy Grant? Completed applications are due no later than 5pm on Friday, September 30th. For full grant information and application instructions, refer to the Funding Your Park page on the Park Pride website.

Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint Play Day

October 8 - Boulevard Crossing - 2pm

Play Day is a FREE, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun! Join the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint at Boulevard Crossing on October 8, at 2pm to play and connect with your community!  For more information, visit the Play Day website.

Atlanta Streets Alive!

Oct. 23 - Peachtree Street - 2pm

Atlanta Streets Alive opens streets for people by temporarily closing them to cars to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. Bring your bike or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a more livable way! Streets Alive on Sunday, October 23 will run from 2-6pm, down Peachtree Street from Downtown to Midtown. For more information, visit the Atlanta Streets Alive website.